Jeffrey Yao, MD

Jeffrey Yao, MD

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

4.6 out of 5
347 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Weill Cornell School of Medicine (1999) NY
  • Board Certification: Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2005) PA
  • CAQ, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (2009)
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2004) NY
  • Internship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2000) NY
  • MD, Philadelphia Hand Center - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hand Surgery (2005)
  • MD, Albert Einstein Med College NSUH-LIJ, Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • MD, Cornell University Med College, Medicine (1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Surgical Intern of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / NSUH-LIJ Health System (2000)
  • Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Sept 2015-Aug 2016)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / NSUH-LIJ Health System (2001)
  • Resident Competition and Symposium, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) (May, 2002)
  • Annual Research Competition, Philadelphia Hand Society (June, 2005)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Wilcox Memorial Medical Center, Kauai, HI (Aug 2008)
  • AFSH Basic Science Research Grant, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (2009-2010)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine NSUH-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY (June 2009)
  • Sumner L. Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (September 2009)
  • AOA-JOA Exchange Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association (May 2010)
  • Emanuel B. Kaplan Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (September 2012)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of California San Francisco - Fresno Campus (February 2013)
  • Best Paper of the AAOS Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (March 2013)

Administrative Appointments

  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Physician and Sports Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Annals of Plastic Surgery (2008 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Hand (2007 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2006 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Tissue Engineering (2009 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Hand Surgery (2011 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2007 - Present)
  • Contributing Editor, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery (2005 - 2008)
  • Guest Editor, Current Orthopaedic Practice (2011 - Present)
  • Guest Editor, Hand Clinics (2012 - 2012)
  • Deputy Editor, Hand (2009 - Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery (2009 - Present)
  • Founding Member, Manus National Hand Surgery Society (2006 - Present)
  • Member, Western Orthopaedic Association (2012 - Present)
  • Member, International Wrist Investigators Workshop (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American Association for Hand Surgery (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2004 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2009 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Yao is excellent and very professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Did not seem to take my remaining pain very seriously. Almost verbatim told me "that's what you're stuck with" and it took explicit note that pain is worse than before surgery for some concern.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I like how he works with me to come up with treatment options

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctors explained everything carefully

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Extremely competent

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am in general happy with Dr. Yao, but I did feel a sort of anti-climactic ending in which I was just sort of sent off and told only to follow up if I had a problem. I guess I feel as though there was not much concern in knowing how my recovery goes/care for the patient as an individual. That being said, I have received excellent care for the most part and up until this odd ending, felt really good about Dr. Yao. The other thing I would say is that I never received any clear expectations of how my recovery would go. It would have been a lot easier to navigate this period if the doctor told me all along I would continue to have pain and irritation for the months to come. My therapist told me that i should expect 9-12 months to return to normal, but this expectation was definitely not expressed by my doctor, and until receiving this more conservative evaluation of what to expect from my therapist, I was constantly worried about my ongoing symptoms. I would urge Dr. Yao to be more explicit that you will get flare ups and pain and inflammation for some time to come in order to dispel patient's worries.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Left with no conclusion of what lump on hand is. Told to return when it gets larger(exactly what I was trying to avoid). This visit was not a good use of my time.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Yao is smart, talented and professional. He relates very well to patients and is a very valuable public relations asset to the Stanford Medical School and Stanford University.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I highly recommend Stanford to all my friends and family.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Really Dr. Yao spent very little time with me. He had not reviewed my informtion except to talk to the NP who really did not understand my injury. He did not even know I had Xrays. I was really hoping for in depth understanding on the tradeoffs and a discussion about why or why not surgery could help me. I tried some follow up questions but they were met with short answers. I am sure he knows what he is doing but I guess since I did not need surgery I did not merit his full attention

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. spent less than 3 mins with me on both visits.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr Yao is fantastic!

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4.6 out of 5
347 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Yao is excellent and very professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Did not seem to take my remaining pain very seriously. Almost verbatim told me "that's what you're stuck with" and it took explicit note that pain is worse than before surgery for some concern.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I like how he works with me to come up with treatment options

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctors explained everything carefully

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Extremely competent

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am in general happy with Dr. Yao, but I did feel a sort of anti-climactic ending in which I was just sort of sent off and told only to follow up if I had a problem. I guess I feel as though there was not much concern in knowing how my recovery goes/care for the patient as an individual. That being said, I have received excellent care for the most part and up until this odd ending, felt really good about Dr. Yao. The other thing I would say is that I never received any clear expectations of how my recovery would go. It would have been a lot easier to navigate this period if the doctor told me all along I would continue to have pain and irritation for the months to come. My therapist told me that i should expect 9-12 months to return to normal, but this expectation was definitely not expressed by my doctor, and until receiving this more conservative evaluation of what to expect from my therapist, I was constantly worried about my ongoing symptoms. I would urge Dr. Yao to be more explicit that you will get flare ups and pain and inflammation for some time to come in order to dispel patient's worries.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Left with no conclusion of what lump on hand is. Told to return when it gets larger(exactly what I was trying to avoid). This visit was not a good use of my time.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Yao is smart, talented and professional. He relates very well to patients and is a very valuable public relations asset to the Stanford Medical School and Stanford University.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I highly recommend Stanford to all my friends and family.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Really Dr. Yao spent very little time with me. He had not reviewed my informtion except to talk to the NP who really did not understand my injury. He did not even know I had Xrays. I was really hoping for in depth understanding on the tradeoffs and a discussion about why or why not surgery could help me. I tried some follow up questions but they were met with short answers. I am sure he knows what he is doing but I guess since I did not need surgery I did not merit his full attention

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. spent less than 3 mins with me on both visits.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr Yao is fantastic!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very unconcerned. Very unhelpful. I am already discouraging people from visiting the clinic.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Exemplary care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I don't particularly like having to go thru detail with nurse, then intern, then doctor. Intern personality seemed stern and by the book, doctor came across a lot friendlier and caring, I chalk that up to experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

the intern was excellent and helpful. she was very considerate

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Have had only very good experiences.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Care was excellent; it was my first visit, so I don't have much experience to rate my confidence in the provider yet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

lack of specific instructions regarding my use of fractured hand, other than my asking if i could lift weights.i felt like cattle being moved thru a shoot( very de-personalized attention)

SHC Patient, May 2015

I unfortunately was not quick enough to ask the questions I really wanted to ask. I would have appreciated a little more information regarding what is involved in having a cast.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr Yao and Ann are great consistently :)

SHC Patient, May 2015

I design surgical tools & know Dr. Yao from clinical trials. Most of these questions do not really aplply to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Yao is amazing in all ways. I am very lucky that my primary care doctor (Christian Fulmer) recommended him! Dr Yao was only going to give me one shot but gave me 2 when I told him how bad I needed it and I am now pain free :) in both hands.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very pleased with surgeon's skills. Would recommend him unequivocally.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I learned after the fact who to contact and what do do if there were problems with the cast. There was no instruction about what to expect and the available resources (for example - that my hand could be re-casted if the cast hurt).

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

the doc, his assistant & the student (walk along) were amazing. explained everything in detail and was sensible to all my needs. amazing crew :)'im a crabby business owner, it's nice to see good smart people taking care of me!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Directions from Dr. Yao about what to expect after my cast was removed and self-care were scant (use hand, use splint mostly at night). I thought the hand therapist would provide more, but she quickly produced a splint, then sent me on my way to schedule and appointment two weeks later. The rushed attitude of the had therapist was disappointing and less than encouraging.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Informative consult - took the time to answer all questions/concerns.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I want to thank Dr. Yao & his assistant, Ann Owen for their kindness & concern where their care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I felt the dr. was rushed...trying to make up for some delays earlier. He was thorough, but I just felt my issued was unimportant. He provided good info, though. Knew his stuff.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I tell everyone who might benefit a visit to Dr. Yao of his care of patients and perfection in his surgeries.

SHC Patient, May 2014

All doctor should be this GOOD.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Yao was/is excellent on every level! Very knowledgeable and professional and very easy to talk/communicate with -

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Yao was kind, thorough and I am fully confident in him as my surgeon for upcoming surgery.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Everything in person was good but I wish I had follow up once I had the MRI done. I had to call to get results.